UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
At Hatton School we are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our core values and ethos.
We believe that children’s participation in all aspects of school life should be an integral part of how we progress and develop as a school. Enabling children to have a voice gives them a true ownership and responsibility for their own and others’ rights.
Through engagement in a range of projects, activities, campaigns and charity events, the children develop a sense of community as well as learning how to be active and responsible global citizens.
We have achieved the award ‘Silver – Rights Aware’.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), run by UNICEF, recognises “achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.” (UNICEF)
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e their responsibilities.
Over the next year, we plan to work on achieving our GOLD award and make our work on rights an integral part of daily school life.
The Inspectors said:
“Differences are not feared, they are celebrated at Hatton”.
Hatton School promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The following articles underline our Vision and Mission Statement;
"The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all our actions."
"Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment."
At Hatton School, we are continuing to build an environment which nurtures our children’s talents, keeps them safe, helps them thrive and enriches their learning.
Our Rights Respecting School leader is Mrs Venitta Ramaiya Llewellyn.